Author: Joel Mendelson

Nearly 20 years ago, I was in a car with my mom headed back to North Carolina after my grandmother’s funeral.  I was glad to be leaving.  Funerals alone are sad.  And on top of that it was depressing to see the state of some folks—this uncle still couldn’t keep a job; that… Read More»

It was a magnificent evening at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. as we gathered for the 15th annual Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards Celebration. Jobs With Justice Education Fund gathered to honor and celebrate some of the leaders and visionaries in our movement, alongside alumni, VIPs, and hundreds of… Read More»

We know how much you love to celebrate the victories and accomplishments of our movement at the annual Jobs With Justice Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award Celebration. Even in these unpredictable times, it’s so important to take a step back to simply celebrate and honor those of us who are leading the charge and paving new pathways for working people in… Read More»

Flooding from Hurricane Harvey on 8/31/2017

Ahead of a natural disaster like Hurricane Florence, politicians and safety officials tell the public to evacuate early and not wait until conditions get bad. We all know that you can lose your home and your belongings, but politicians never talk about the fact that during a disaster, many people… Read More»

Today marks Amazon’s Prime Day, an annual sales event invented by the e-commerce giant. Thanks to the retailer’s ubiquitous advertising and heavily-discounted prices, people now flock to Amazon.com to scoop up bargains for the day. But what makes those deals possible? Around the world, the women and men working inside… Read More»

Baseball season begins this week and fans across the country will see their favorite players and all-stars play in places like Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, and Wrigley Field. The season commencement will also be cause for celebration for the former farm team players who advanced to the majors for the… Read More»

Thousands of working people braved the cold and rain in Columbus, Ohio to rally at the statehouse.

Together we marched, chanted, and stood up for decent pay, affordable health care, quality schools, vibrant communities, as well as an end to a rigged system and economy.